coming out to your parents
If you try for one second to tell me the X-Men isn’t an allegory for the gay rights movement, I will smack you. They weren’t even remotely subtle about this.
The mutants have always been an allegory for anyone that didn’t fit in to society. The folks who drew the comics made a point of that early on.
It’s not just the gay rights movement, its not just kids trying to “come out” to their parents. Its people being mistreated by the government, put away, forced to pretend to be “normal”, systematically oppressed, even killed for who they are because the powers that be cant control it. It’s an allegory for blacks, gays, the disabled (mentally and physically), women, and anyone really who isnt a white man at the top of the food chain.
Seriously guys… Malcom X and Martin Luther King Jr are Professor X and Magneto. Legacy virus is HIV. X-men is a flawless comic.
"x-men is a flawless comic"
yeah remember when mister sinister cloned jean grey and scott summers impregnated her but the baby had some kind of unhealable disease so they sent it into the future where apocalypse took over everything and it got infected by a cyber virus parasite and then it took on apocalypse and started time traveling and eventually made it back to the original timeline long before he was even born
definitely flawless writing there
or hey how about maggot a 13 year old african boy who had the superpower of having two giant maggots living inside of him that did all the eating for him (he couldn’t eat anything himself, he’d just get sick) and the maggots would have to feed for him and crawl back into his stomach every time which was extremely painful
or marrow who had the superpower of having excessive bone growth all outside her body